Article Index: Crohn's Disease

Everything you should know about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

An open letter and request for help

Dear friends and family members, I’m writing to you today because I have undertaken a major personal challenge and I need your help. I will complete the 13.1‑mile Napa to...

Running Napa to Sonoma in 2011

This July 17, I will run my fifth half marathon as part of the Team Challenge fundraising program. And it also will be my second time running the Napa to...

Run in Vegas again? Certainly!

Given that Fall is always such a boring, slow season for me,1 I decided this week that I’ll run the Las Vegas Half Marathon on December 5, 2010 as part...

Help Team Challenge cross the finish line in Sonoma

The Napa-to-Sonoma half marathon is less than three weeks away, and Team Challenge needs your help! If your donations help all seven people I’m mentoring meet their fundraising goal before 11:00 PM Central Time on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, I will publicly shave my head following the 2010 Napa-to-Sonoma half marathon.

Where’s my new body?

Many people with chronic illness seem over time to develop a love/hate relationship with their body. They understand the tiniest nuances of how it reacts to specific medications, to different foods, to various environmental factors. But ultimately if you suffer from an incurable, physically compromising illness, there end up being times when you just want to dump your entire body and start over with a healthy new one. Which of course is impossible.

Or is it?